Annie, With George Dvorsky, Caitlin Deerin, Channez McQuay, Opens at MD's Olney

News   Annie, With George Dvorsky, Caitlin Deerin, Channez McQuay, Opens at MD's Olney Broadway's George Dvorsky is Daddy Warbucks opposite the orphan Annie of Caitlin Deerin in the musical comedy Annie, opening Nov. 20 after previews from Nov. 17 at the Olney Theatre Center in Olney, MD.

Caitlin Deerin
Caitlin Deerin Photo by Stan Barouh

Performances of the Tony Award-winning show, about a billionaire who seeks to adopt an orphan in the Depression, continue to Jan. 2, 2011.

Mark Waldrop directs the musical by Thomas Meehan (book), Charles Strouse (music) and Martin Charnin (lyrics).

Olney's cast of 29 features Channez McQuay as Miss Hannigan, Bobby Smith as Rooster and Carrie A. Johnson as Grace Farrell. Each of the orphans' roles will be shared by two actors; the role of Sandy will be shared by two dogs. Opening night is Nov. 20.

Dvorsky has appeared on Broadway in Passion, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and in Off-Broadway's Pete 'n' Keely, among other works.

The Annie creative team includes musical director Christopher Youstra, choreographer Tara Jeanne Vallee, original costume designer Theoni Aldredge, original set designer Ming Cho Lee, lighting designer Charlie Morrison, sound designer G.W. Rodriguez, wig designer Anne Nesmith and stage manager Renee E. Yancey.

The cast also features Kylie Cooley, Lily Discepolo, Madeline Heyman, Carolyn Youstra, Sadie Rose Herman, Heidi Kaplan, Rachel Olivia Condliffe, Jacqueline Kempa, Adalia Jimenez, Nia Smith, Sydney Maloney, Collette Youstra, Alan Hoffman, James Konicek, Jason Lott, Rob McQuay, Andrew Sonntag, Allie Parris, Jenna Sokolowski, Janet Aldrich, Jamie Ogden, Leo Christopher Sheridan, John Dellaporta and Autumn Seavey.

It was recently announced that a separate commercial revival of Annie will open on Broadway in 2012. James Lapine will direct.

Olney Theatre Center is a 72-year-old nonprofit professional Equity theatre in Montgomery County, MD, just north of Washington, DC.

For information, call (301) 924-3400 or visit olneytheatre.org.

George Dvorsky and Caitlin Deerin
George Dvorsky and Caitlin Deerin Photo by Stan Barouh
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